The fatal train derailment which hit central India this week is said to have been ‘prophesied’ by one T.B. Joshua, pastor of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
A YouTube video, which was uploaded to the church official channel last night, shows T.B. Joshua addressing his congregants on Sunday May 3rd, 2015 regarding the incident that he said was to take place.
Pacing up and down, the ‘prophet’ stated: “I’m seeing a train which derailed and a lot of people were wounded in India. People will surely die”.
Reiterating the ‘vision’, he said, “I’m seeing a train trapped; it went off the rails. A lot will die.” He then went on to urge the congregation to pray for the safety of those on board, saying, “Pray for them; people will be trapped. Pray for the safety of people who enter the train”.
Three months after the alleged prophecy on Tuesday 4thAugust, two passenger trains derailed in quick succession near the town of Harda in Madhya Pradesh state, India. The Kamayani Express was on its way to Mumbai when it derailed late in the night due to a collapsed track as a result of heavy monsoon rains. The Janata Express was traveling in the opposite direction when it derailed soon after. Six coaches from the Kamayani Express and four coaches from the Janata Express derailed.
The twin-incidents proved fatal as they left 27 dead, numerous others injured and train carriages trapped in thick mud and partially submerged in the river. Battling with limited resources and rough visibility, divers using cutting torches managed to pull out trapped passengers and rescued 300 by early morning Wednesday.
Towards the end of the prophecy video, referencing the cause of the derailment, the controversial cleric stated: “As in some cases like this, there was a warning and the whole thing was being managed. They knew about it.
”Not unaccustomed to accidents as a result of flash flooding and monsoon rains, the railway minister, Suresh Prabhu, said flood waters had weakened the tracks. “The prima facie cause of the incident is stated to be flash floods due to heavy rains” he stated.
Outraged at the sorry state of the collapsed railway tracks, Dinesh Trivedi, from the main opposition Trinamool Congress party, told reporters, “It’s totally unacceptable. It’s a symptom of a deep-rooted cancer in the railway system. They knew that the tracks were in that condition but still allowed the trains to run.” Passengers on one of the trains have told local media that water was overflowing onto the tracks when the train attempted its crossing.
India’s railway network, one of the world’s largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded. India’s government has pledged to invest $137 billion to modernise its crumbling railways, making them safer, faster and more efficient.
This is not the first time, T.B. Joshua has claimed to have predicted events in India. Back in 2010, T.B. Joshua allegedly predicted the Jnaneswari Express train derailment which led to 148 deaths, one of the worst in the nation’s history. He is also said to have foretold the gunning down of local politician, Hanuman Sharan Shukla during a public meeting on April 15th, 2010.
T.B. Joshua has a lengthy list of prophecies which according to the ministry’s YouTube channel are confirmed by international media. The most recent publicized prophecy was that of the Malaysian Flight MH370. Joshua is said to have stated that the ‘arm’ of the plane would be discovered and that particles of the plane would be washed ashore.
By Halima Babangida